Blink of an Eye


Radiologists can identify an abnormal mammogram in half a second, according to a recent Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) study that explored which signs may alert radiologists to a potential problem.

“It’s striking that in the blink of an eye, an expert can pick up something about a mammogram that indicates abnormality,” says Jeremy Wolfe, PhD, study author and director of the Visual Attention Laboratory at BWH. He and his team hope to improve breast cancer screening and early detection.